Of all the things I know
I understand almost nothing

dinsdag 9 september 2014

Then and Now 57

Well, basically it hasn't changed a lot in 50 years, but it feels  very different. Clean, empty; it didn't grow, it was made.

zondag 7 september 2014


Mijn fantasieën bij "samba" zijn geenszins PC, een paar jaar geleden werd ik nog wel eens verrast maar vandaag weer veel oudere jongeren die op trommels bonken en verder, ondanks het mooie weer, ehh....

zaterdag 6 september 2014


Perfekt um 'n alten Ektar zu testen in meiner Смена.
Sehr farbenfroh, das feuchtwarme Wetter passend zum Thema.

E 1991 Ektar 25 in the fifties Smena, devd in tired Tetenal Colortec. Magenta in the sky, maybe I didn't shake the drum enough.

zondag 10 augustus 2014

Prins Hendrik 1915

I found a 1915 postcard and went for a walk, this morning. The trees are older, bigger now, but almost everything is still there, the barracks, the houses.
My aunt Elisabeth lived here, once upon a time. I visited her on birthdays, for tea in delicate china, petit fours, and (rather strange) Ricard. (She was the most beautiful girl of the village in her youth, I developed a taste for absinth, later...)

The folding Brownie, the papers, the developer - all wartime stuff.

dinsdag 5 augustus 2014


 Ich brauchte Sonne, Sommer, Eis.
Vecchio in der Altstadt also, und nach zwei Doppios hatte ich Energie für ein paar Schritte extra, also: nach Heerdt. Wo der Monolith mit sich machen lässt. (Kleines Bild: Oktober 2013.)

E Interesting film: sixties Imperiale S Pan, (Spanish, or Ilford FP3) with "built-in Y filter". In fourties Stierle MQ, the Brownie 2 on Kodak 4 (F22). At Kodak 3 the neg is "better" but I like this fog.

zondag 3 augustus 2014

War Horses

 Beek 1914: roaring Germany is on walking distance. We are neutral, but nevertheless: mobilization, horses get requisitioned.
Today, early morning: bikers, walkers, touristic atmosphere. In my wartime Ernemann I have 1949 Ansco triple S Pan, later developed in 1914 Eastman .

zaterdag 2 augustus 2014

1914 Nijmegen 2014

 A century ago men were gathering at this school in Nijmegen. Mobilization. The HBS is gone, some 1897 houses opposite still standing.
The WWI "Trenches-Ernemann" still going strong, Eastman powders from that time also. Then, and now.